|Egyptians gathered at former President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s mausoleum to commemorate the 42 anniversary of his death and declared merge.|
On the 42nd anniversary of Nasser’s Death: 4 Nasserist Parties merge to stop selling out Egypt
“As I watch Egypt’s slow-motion revolution, I wonder if somewhere among the 465,000-man armed forces is another young colonel who loves his people even more than he loves real estate.”
If Egyptians feel cheated by the change of power in Cairo, as many will, and violent demonstrations begin, what will happen if the junta orders a battalion commanded by a colonel to open fire on protestors?
I Agree with Mr. Hamayreh,Islamists can’t can’t take people’s support for granted….but I would assure him, that Islamist betting on pleasing American Administration, the real enermy, shall lose people’s support.
Obama just changed the horse, just replaced the Moderate Arabs with Moderate Islamists.
The result of the Egyptian elections are “very disturbing” for the Israelis because Obama whosell-out Mubarak, may sell-out the military councel. But, Obama who celebrated the result of the Egyptian elections as a victory for “democracy.” made it clear to Istrael and its Lobby: “We don’t compromise when it comes to Israel’s security … and that will continue,”
Acccording to Mr. Hamayreh and his brothers, the “Islamist reality” should come to terms. “It is is not the moment to open a front against Israel,” “that might rock their boat at such a crucial juncture.” its the moment for “constructive relations between an Islamist-dominated or Islamist-influenced regime in Cairo” and the USA
“What he heard from the secretary is that she is committed to following through on what she has said we will do,” a senior State Department official said following the 45-minute meeting.
So the aid is not without conditions
“The Egyptians have a lot of tough road in front of them to take the budget reforms that will be necessary and to do it in a way that helps them to move their democratic process forward,” the official said.
In 1952, the interim Revolutionary Council government of Egypt decided to build a High Dam at Aswan, about four miles upstream of the old dam. In 1954, Egypt requested loans from the World Bank to help pay for the cost of the dam (which eventually added up to one billion dollars).
Initially, the United States and British agreed to loan Egypt money, but in July 1956 both canceled the offer after learning of a secret Egyptian arms agreement with the USSR.”
The Nile is Egypt and Egypt is The Nile, that’s why Nasser had to build the Aswan High Dam
In response, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal to help pay for the damn. This act precipitated the Suez Canal Crisis, in which Israel, Britain, and France attacked Egypt.
“The Suez Canal was occupied, but Soviet, U.S., and U.N. forced Israel, Britain, and France to withdraw, and the Suez Canal was left in Egyptian hands in 1957…
The Aswan High Dam brought the Nile’s devastating floods to an end, reclaimed more than 100,000 acres of desert land for cultivation, and made additional crops possible on some 800,000 other acres. The dam’s 12 giant Soviet-built turbines produce as much as 10 billion kilowatt-hours annually, providing a tremendous boost to the Egyptian economy and introducing 20th-century life into many villages. The water stored in Lake Nasser, several trillion cubic feet, is shared by Egypt and the Sudan and was crucial during the African drought years of 1984 to 1988.”
|Clinton reassures Egypt’s Morsi on US assistance. Clinton and Mursi also discussed security issues including a rising militant threat in the Sinai Peninsula, a region critical to relations with neighboring Israel.|
The rights of non-Muslims and women are safe in Egypt, Prime Minister Mohamed Mursi said Tuesday, repeatedly telling a US audience that the newly democratic country will remain a secular state.“All Egyptians represent the majority, all Egyptians — men, women, Muslims, and Christians… regardless of their beliefs, their gender, their color,” Mursi said at the Clinton Global Initiative forum in New York.
Mursi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood movement who was elected following Egypt’s revolution against US-backed strongman Hosni Mubarak, told the forum led by former president Bill Clinton that Egypt will remain pluralistic and secular.
“We have really a new democratic state and a new real civilian state in Egypt: non-theocratic, not military,” he said.
Mursi dismissed worries by some outside Egypt that civil and religious rights, including for the Coptic Christian minority, are likely to decline with the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood. He said the real problem in Egypt was Mubarak-era corruption.
“We don’t have a real problem in terms of the rights of women,” he said. “However, the corruption is something everybody suffered from.”